A new phablet will join the Xiomi's smartphone lineup very soon. Dubbed as "Xiaomi Max," this is possibly the largest device the company's produced so far.

The Chinese phone maker zeroed in on the name "Xiaomi Max" after launching an online poll on Weibo, a social networking site. There were other names like Xiaomi Big, Xiaomi Pro, and Xiaomi Plus on the list, but Max won hands down with almost 51.62 percent votes, while Big secured the second position.

Sadly, not much details are out in the open yet, but if rumors are to be believed, the phablet is bigger than Xiaomi Mi Note which has a 5.7-inch display, with speculations hinting at a 6.4-inch display. Sporting a metal unibody, Xiaomi Max will possibly run on the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core chip. A fingerprint scanner is also said to be one of its prominent features, but until the company officially rolls out the details, the rumors need to be taken with a grain of salt.

The company has recently launched the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 3 in India. Their affordability combined with high-end specifications are garnering quite a bit of attention from the Indian smartphone market. Given this popularity, Xiaomi President Bin Lin announced his plans of rolling out about 140 million devices this year.

The timeframe for the official launch of the phablet Xiaomi Max is not known as of now. It may take a few months or may be rolled out in a matter of few weeks if the Chinese OEM has its devices ready and were only waiting for a name. Whichever the case is, we'll keep you updated, right here, as soon as the date gets released.

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